|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Deputy Public Defender||State of Hawaii Office of the Public Defender||2004 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington Defender Association||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Asian Bar Association of Washington||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||2003 - Present|
|State of Washington v. Defendant||reduced to Reckless Driving|
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|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Middlebury College||East Asian Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
Posted by anonymous
I met Keola accidentally at the court house at my first DUI hearing. I had no idea what to do. My DUI occurred near Christmas and my court date was four days later right after Christmas. I had no time to find good legal representation. My only choice was to show up and see what would happen.
I had spoken to one attorney who had promised to contact me prior to my hearing. I called and called to try to get some advice from her that morning, no reply. Needless to say I was getting more than a little scared and frustrated. No less than one minute after my final phone call to my supposed representation I ran into Keola who happened to be there working on another case.
He agreed to represent me for this hearing but there was no obligation to have him take the case. He met with me for quite a long time after my initial hearing and answered all of my questions.
Keola certainly helped me but being that I had just met him and I had done no research I spent the next 4 days on the computer and making phone calls. I spent hours and hours talking about my case to attorneys I deemed to be either very bad, possibly ok but not trustworthy, or possibly good but pretty expensive. Even the ones that I thought might be good I just didn't get the right feeling about with my particular case.
It's a huge decision and I went with my gut. I chose Keola. From the very beginning he answered all of my phone calls and texts almost immediately. I had good questions and stupid questions, quite a few, but he answered all of them and continually put me at ease.
This is a time when not as many deals are done for DUI's. Keola came up with a brilliant strategy, found out what he could about the prosecutor and the judge, and approached it perfectly. I believe he knows all of the right people also. In the end he got my DUI reduced to a reckless driving charge. Initially I was supposed to have 5 days of work crew. He was able to get that amended to an ankle bracelet with home monitoring for a few days.
Keola was fabulous! Some people have said I was lucky. I don't think so. I call it divine intervention. I was sent the perfect attorney. Thank you Keola!!!
Posted by anonymous
I was involved in a serious accident and was charged with a DUI. It was a wakeup call for me when I realized how much the outcome could affect my family and the rest of my life. Mr. Siu carefully explained my options and the likely consequences of each decision as the case progressed. He really listened to me and made sure he answered all my questions. I feel really fortunate to have had the benefit of his expertise and experience to resolve the problem in my best interests. I am on my way to a happier and more productive life. I can recommend Mr. Siu without reservation.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Keola Siu made me feel as if everything was going to be ok from the start of my case to the very end. This helped me move forward with my life knowing I was avoiding jail time. With Mr. Siu as my lawyer fighting for me every step of the way, I knew I had someone who would fight for my defense. I would recommend Keola Siu for anyone looking for a good lawyer around the King county and surrounding areas.
Aaron Lukoff, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known attorney Siu for 13 years. I have always found him to be hard working and up for any defense task. Keola's experience, eloquence and tenacity has always been an asset for his clients. I recommend Keola without any reservations, he is a great lawyer.
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